Men of Murphy’s

It’s the time of year when the leaves begin to fall, the smell of pumpkin spice fills the air, and the facial hair on men grows for weeks! The popular trend of not shaving in the month of November stems from foundations such as Movember, who aim to have an impact on the health of males.

The Movember Foundation is the leading global organization committed to changing the face of men’s health. This charity works year-round with global men’s health partners and clinical institutions to raise money and awareness for some of the biggest health issues faced by men. In particular, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, poor mental health and physical inactivity.

For 30 days, the male employees of Murphy’s will grow a mustache that turns them into a walking, talking billboard for men’s health. To contribute to such an important cause, please visit the Men of Murphy’s donation page! Murphy’s Corporate Lodging will match a percentage of all proceeds raised!

 

UPDATE:

Congratulations to The Men of Murphy’s – together they raised $1836 for men’s health charities!

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Murphy’s Gives Back

At Murphy’s, we believe in valuing people above all else and it is such a key component of our office culture and the way we do business. We are passionate about giving back so that is why we have added a special reward for the completion of our surveys.

Guests who stay in a Murphy’s Corporate Lodging longer than one week are often asked to participate in our feedback survey. This short questionnaire is an evaluation of the customers experience with us and is an important tool that can help shape the future of our company.

Starting the beginning of November, guests participating in the survey will have the opportunity to give back to an important cause by selecting one of four charities. Each month, Murphy’s Corporate Lodging will donate $250 to the charity with the most votes!

Through out the year, the charities chosen will vary, based on organizations that mean so much to Murphy’s. If you would like to nominate a potential chosen charity, please contact us at murphys@corplodge.com

Murphy’s DFW Welcomes New Manager!

We are excited to announce that Michelle Neri has joined Murphy’s as our new General Manager for Dallas-Fort Worth. The DFW market continues to flourish and our ever growing team is ready for a full time, on location leader.

“We are thrilled to have Michelle as the newest addition to our DFW team! Having a manager on the ground, full time will greatly benefit this growing market and contribute to our goal of continuous improvement. We are confident her skills and background will be an essential key to our on-going success” said Charlie Bingham, Murphy’s Corporate Lodging’s General Manager.

Michelle brings a wealth of knowledge to the role with over 30 years of experience in the Travel Industry plus Sales and Management. With her previous position leading an award winning sales team, she is a great fit with the company and our purpose of having extremely high standards.

“I am excited to join the team at Murphy’s Corporate Lodging! It is great to work for a business that strives to be a leader in their industry,” said Michelle “and I look forward to helping grow the Dallas-Fort Worth market!” In her spare time, she and her husband of 34 years enjoy traveling, cooking, live music events as well as spending time with family and friends.

We extend you a warm welcome to the Murphy’s family, Michelle!

Murphy’s New Hire

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging is excited to announce that Isabel Borberg Muskus has joined our team as our new Guest Services Representative.

Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Isabel is a graduate from Baylor University and brings a wealth of knowledge in customer service. “I am excited to be a part of such a special group of people and look forward to working alongside them!” Isabel expressed. On her down time, she enjoys golfing, sailing, and karaoke.

“Murphy’s is thrilled to welcome Isabel to the team! Her eagerness to learn and enthusiasm are a great advantage and we are confident her talent will be an asset in supporting our client/guests needs and expectations.” said Vanessa Rivera, Guest Services Supervisor.

Murphy’s is happy to welcome Isabel to the family!

Murphy’s Promotes

Murphy’s tagline is more than just a statement. “Valuing people drives us. Service defines us.” is what we live by, and this goes beyond our clients and guests. Murphy’s Corporate Lodging values our employees as well so we are proud to announce some promotions within our team.

Michelena Borberg came to Murphy’s last summer as our Guest Services Supervisor. A year later, she has enhanced the efficiency of our Guest Services team and has earned her new role in our operations department as Assistant Operations Manager.

Vanessa Rivera also joined our guest services team last year, her hard work and dedication has paid off as we are thrilled to promote her as our new Guest Services Supervisor.

Cristina Umanzor started with Murphy’s over 7 years ago as a housekeeper. She quickly gained the title of housekeeping team lead, while consistently impressing management, and has recently been promoted to Operations Supervisor.

“Murphy’s Corporate Lodging takes pride in our employees and their career growth. To see such dedication to their work and the overall success of Murphy’s truly makes us honored to promote these hard working ladies,” said Charlie Bingham, General Manager.

Congratulations to these outstanding employees, everyone at Murphy’s looks forward to continuing to work with you in your new roles. Keep up the great work!

(Pictured above from left to right: Michelena Borberg, Vanessa Rivera, Cristina Umanzor)

Murphy’s Cheers to 18 Years!

Our sincere congratulations go out to Beatrice Oviedo on her 18th anniversary of joining Murphy’s Corporate Lodging!

Bea, as her colleagues call her, started her career with Murphy’s as an office clerk and has worked her way up to our accounting department, currently as our Senior Accounting Associate. Her hard work and dedication to the company has been acknowledged on several occasions including being awarded Employee of Month as well as Employee of the Year. During her time with the company, Murphy’s has also been there to witness her become a wife and mother of two daughters.

“Having an employee serve the company for 18 years is truly a milestone,” said Sharon Freytag, Office Manager.  “Beatrice is a very special employee.  She truly exemplifies a driving work ethic and represents Murphy’s core values.”

Murphy’s sincerely thanks Bea for the years of reliable service she has given in helping us become a leader in corporate housing. We look forward to working with her for many years to come!

Murphy’s is the Friendliest!

From “Howdy” and “Y’all” to “Yes Ma’am”, Texas’ southern hospitality is everywhere including the work force!

Thumbtack’s fourth annual Small Business Friendliness Survey, which uses data from 18,000 small business owners to determine the best business environments in the country, has declared Texas the No. 1 state for business friendliness!

The list also included the top cities and 5 Texas locations were awarded the honors with Dallas claiming the No. 2 spot! Austin came in 4th, Houston 7th, San Antonio 10th and Fort Worth at No. 12. Since the start of the survey 4 years ago, all 5 of these Lone Star State cities have secured spots on the list.

According to the website, Dallas earned an A+ score in the rankings with its strengths in employment, labor and hiring, while Fort Worth fell from an A+ in previous years to an A-. Houston received the A+ mark in terms of overall friendliness, ease of starting a business, regulations, tax code, licensing and zoning.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging has provided corporate housing in all of these cities, while having an office presence in both the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and the Greater Houston Area. Wherever your furnished apartments needs are, be sure to contact our friendly representatives for more information!

Those who are determined to learn, can not be stopped.

Murphy’s Corporate Lodging believes in valuing people above all else, and this does not only apply to our clients and guests. We strive for continuous improvement and it begins from within. Murphy’s believes that by investing in our employees, we can provide our customers with the best service in the industry.

Encouraging Murphy’s employees to build upon their existing skills and learn new ones ensures that our company standards are met on a day to day basis. Our core values is a way for the company to determine if we are on the right path and fulfilling our business goals; and they create an unwavering and unchanging guide for our employees.

Because of this, Murphy’s Corporate Lodging has committed to providing our employees the opportunity for various training sessions. So far in 2015, our employees have completed an average of 16.9 hours of training per person for a company wide total of 625 hours! These classes have included 17 different topics with 80 hours of training alone for the month of July. We have also dedicated 280 hours of training exclusively for our management team.

These training lessons are important for Murphy’s because they can better our daily operations, enhance our company culture, and improve our client and guests experience. Actions like these support our tag line: Valuing People Drives Us. Service Defines Us.

 

Murphy’s App Breaks Record

Murphy’s Mobile App, launched last year, is currently available in our major markets of the Greater Houston Area and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and we are thrilled to report that the usage is at an all time high! 48% of guests in these areas are taking advantage of this Murphy’s perk!

Our free app brings the same great Murphy’s service right to the guests fingertips. Convenient access to personal reservation information is available on smart phones, tablets and even desktops. By simply logging in, guests are able to quickly obtain features such as check-in instructions, digital forms, property details, and area information with GPS compatibility plus much more!

Murphy’s would like to thank our guests and we welcome any feedback you can provide. We look forward to furthering the growth of the app and continuously improving the overall Murphy’s experience!

Murphy’s DFW Reaches New Heights

The demand for furnished housing in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex was calling our name and we answered! It has been over a year since Murphy’s Corporate Lodging decided to expand into the new market and it has been a steady climb ever since.

Since we established ourselves in DFW, we have a new office, a long list of new clients, our local team continues to grow including sales and operations, plus we have already established great core relationships with 15 spectacular properties – including our first high-rise!

“Dallas and surrounding areas has been a great business expansion,” Charlie Bingham, Murphy’s General Manager expressed. “We are pleased to be in the area and service the ever growing corporate housing needs. The feedback from clients, guests and properties has been fantastic and we look forward to continuing our partnerships!”

Below is a list of the 15 core properties, spread throughout the metroplex, that Murphy’s has in our inventory:

Alara Uptown
AMLI at the Ballpark
AMLI Quadrangle
Arpeggio
Colonial Grand at Fairview
Emerson Frisco Market
Lofts at West 7th
Parkside at Craig Ranch
Parkside at Legacy

Pradera
Suite 2801
Skyhouse Dallas
Stonebriar of Frisco
The Taylor
Via Las Colinas

Click here to view all properties available in the greater DFW area and contact us to learn more!